Started by PickelledEggs, August 26, 2014, 06:28:36 PM
Quote from: josephpalazzo on September 07, 2014, 01:46:23 PMLately, I've been watching, Under the Dome. Even though I missed the entire season 1, it's pretty easy to get into. The negative side: I find no particular character interesting; the positive side: Stephen King has kept the tempo just about right to keep up with the intrigue. So I'll be watching for a little while to see if it builds up nicely.
Quote from: Hydra009 on September 07, 2014, 02:02:18 PMDoctor Who's off to a pretty rocky start this season. I really, really liked David Tennant and Matt Smith. They were wacky, adventurous Doctors and the actors seemed to have a real yen for the role. The 12th doctor just seems befuddled and sullen with none of the charm the character is known for. And the writing has noticeably gone downhill. I think I'm going to call it quits on the series for a while.
Quote from: Hydra009 on December 21, 2014, 01:52:00 AMSo I binged Doctor Who to see if it got any better.After some really, really horrible episodes... (Seriously, if I showed a complete newbie the Robots Of Sherwood or Listen, they would probably never watch the show again. The TARDIS is essentially an infinite adventure seed - you can write whatever conflict you want literally anywhere/anywhen and have the Doctor get caught up in it - practically limitless potential wasted on really underwhelming episodes featuring Robin Hood then the Boogieman. And really, evolution makes perfect predators and perfect hiders now?! *Charles Darwin spinning in his grave*)...THE SHOW GETS BETTER!From Flatline to the finale is golden. I think my main issue was that it's such a dreadfully cantankerous and unlikable Doctor, underwhelming villains, and complete lack of an overarching plot. There's no real mystery or epicness, there's just stuff not happening then occasionally happening then it's over. Woo hoo. But thankfully, that all changed.In Flatline, the Doctor is indisposed and Clara Oswald is trying to save the world against some actually pretty strange and unnerving alien invaders. Then there's an okay episode involving lots and lots of trees. Then there's the two-part finale, the very first episode this season that actually got me excited:[spoiler]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxeoLhLdqnQ[/spoiler]And what's more, the Cybermen make their grand return. I've always liked them. They're very dispassionate and no-nonsense villains. They destroy and assimilate. They can curbstomp any army on the world and they're hilariously logical and matter-of-fact. They're not too bright, but that doesn't matter when they have a good leader. There's just so much about them that's strangely likeable rather than horrifying. Sign me up for an upgrade! *cranks up The Lion Sleeps Tonight and takes his place in the queue, marching in time with the song*